This was the first mosaic I made. I wanted to do this in actual tiles on a small nightstand, but 1. I didn’t have any tiles; 2. I didn’t have any grout; 3. Grouting is time consuming and extremely messy for someone like me.

So I started drawing it with the intention of turning it into an actual mosaic, but it turned out so well I knew I could never reproduce it in real tiles. Drawing it was much easier and definitely less messy.

All my mosaics are time consuming: I draw each square in pencil first and then go back and fill it in. In total, this one probably took close to 20 hours.

©2008 Lena Damvar 18″x24″ Acrylic paint marker on Bristol paper